Where can I get sand and sandbags?

There are several locations in Riley County and Pottawatomie County for residents and businesses in the flood prone areas can get up to 15 sandbags.

Riley County

  • 6215 Tuttle Creek Blvd between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. (unfilled bags with sand on site)

Pottawatomie County

  • Pottawatomie County sandbag filling station is closed at this time and will publish when it opens again.
  • Incorporated areas contact the municipality for sandbags.
  • Unincorporated areas: Public Works Yard in Westmoreland 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F

Hardware stores also sell sandbags, but may have a limited supply of bags. Sand is still available at local outlets.

Emergency Managers recommend these sandbags be used to temporarily block doors, garage doors and window wells. We do not recommend building sandbag walls. Sandbags should be used to delay small amounts of water while belongings are being removed. Sandbags do not keep standing or rising water out for an extended time and even with short term use, may require some kind of trash/water pump.

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1. Is the evacuation advisory still in effect?
2. Is a shelter available?
3. Is there a plan for door-to-door notification of residents and what messages might they give?
4. How will I know if someone telling me to evacuate is official?
5. Should we mark our house if we evacuate early to let the emergency personnel know that we have left?
6. Why can’t the Corps let out a little water to avoid a large “uncontrolled” release?
7. How much time will the Corps give us before opening the spillway gates or increasing the water release?
8. Do I need to turn off my gas?
9. What areas were affected by the 1993 flood?
10. What is the difference between a 100-year and 500-year flood?
11. Is FEMA updating the 2015 flood maps?
12. Where can I get sand and sandbags?
13. Do you need volunteers?
14. Who can I talk to about building in the floodplain?
15. Who should I talk to learn more about flood insurance?
16. Do releases at Tuttle Creek Lake affect Wildcat Creek?
17. Will the City issue permits to rebuild or repair homes if flooding occurs?
18. Will my power be shut off?
19. What if I return to my residence and find damage?
20. Is there a curfew in place?
21. Are any roads closed?
22. What can I do about mosquitoes?